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Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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shot? Since the event of the crisis, much curiosity has been excited to learn the man who fired the first shot. After diligent inquiry, we believe it is settled that the honor belongs to the Washington Light Infantry. Though this corps is not stationed in the entrenchments on Morris' Island, from which the first gun was fired, still, a single representative of the corps, we are informed, was at one of the guns, and to him betel the duty. We believe the name of the gentleman is Lieut. J. L. Branch. The city. After all the facts of the affair in the harbor had become generally known throughout the city, the excitement in nowise abated.--Several companies of troops, never before in actual service, were called out and sent to different localities, where their presence might be needed, and every precaution was taken by the energetic administration to secure all points that might be useful. In the streets, military uniforms were numerous. Old and young assumed the "cl
se.--Mr. Lovejoy asked leave to offer the following resolution: Resolved. That is the judgment of this House, in the present state of the country, it would be wise and patriotic for the President to confer temporarily his power as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy on Genercott, and charge him to see that the Republic receives no detriment. Messrs. Jones and others objected to this resolution. Mr. Curtis said the President had no such right under the Constitution, to delegate his powers. Mr. Branch, of N. C., hoped the ayes and noes would be taken on the resolution. No further action was had on the subject. Mr. Hickman asked to be, and was, excused from serving as a member of the select committee on the President's recent Message. Several private bills passed. The House went into Committee of the Whole on the Civil and Miscellaneous Appropriation bill, and passed it. The Navy Appropriation bill was read, and the House. Adjourned.